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Burgundy Bargains Lurk in Beaune Cellars

Burgundy Bargains Lurk in Beaune Cellars | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In a crypt beneath the French village of Chassagne-Montrachet, Jean-Francois Rateau flicks away a spider sleeping on the dust-encrusted glass neck of Prince Florent de Merode.
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The 12 Wines of Christmas — Day 10: Barolo

The 12 Wines of Christmas — Day 10: Barolo | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Some wines just scream winter. And here we are, creeping up on the time for a big lavish feast: The slabs of beef, the rich pan sauce, it all calls for a wine stately enough to hold its own. That’s why our 12 Wines began with a big dose of Cabernet.

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Forbes 30 Under 30 - Food & Wine

Forbes 30 Under 30 - Food & Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Today’s disruptors and tomorrow’s brightest stars from celebrity chefs to consummate connoisseurs.
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The Perfect Wines For The Perfect Season

The Perfect Wines For The Perfect Season | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
We all know that the holidays can be a little stressful, especially when it comes to the question of what gifts to give. So let me just say you can never go wrong with the gift of wine.
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What Rising Temperatures May Mean for World’s Wine Industry

What Rising Temperatures May Mean for World’s Wine Industry | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Warming temperatures associated with climate change are already affecting vineyards from France to Chile, often in beneficial ways. But as the world continues to warm, some traditional winemaking regions are scrambling to adapt, while other areas see themselves as new wine frontiers.
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Christian Seely Of Axa Millesimes Talks Bordeaux

Christian Seely Of Axa Millesimes Talks Bordeaux | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

Axa Millesimes is one of Bordeaux’s leading players, with wine properties including Chateau Pichon-Longueville and Chateau Pibran in Pauillac, Chateau Suduiraut in Sauternes and Chateau Petit-Village in Pomerol. The company also owns Compagnie Medocaine des Grands Crus, a major Bordeaux negoçiant.

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Wine weekend in New Zealand

Wine weekend in New Zealand | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
GRANT Taylor holds a glass of pinot noir to his ear and says, "I listen to it." It's 11 in the morning.
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At € 24,90 (instead of € 34,50) in Paris and £20 a Bottle of Champagne Taittinger in London, does it impact negatively the brand ?

At € 24,90 (instead of € 34,50) in Paris and £20 a Bottle of Champagne Taittinger in London, does it impact negatively the brand ? | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Some time ago, it was Champagne Bollinger. In 2011 it is 'Champagne Taittinger's turn. What's happening in UK, a key market for champagne houses at a time (christmas season) when huge volumes are at stake? Actually, for Taittinger it also happens in France as Lavinia announced a price of € 24,90 (instead of € 34,50) per bottle.
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German 'communist champagne' that conquered the West

German 'communist champagne' that conquered the West | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

For over a century, a German sparkling wine named after a fairytale character has been used to toast personal milestones and the highlights of the country's turbulent history.

But "Rotkaeppchen", or "Little Red Riding Hood", also represents a rare success story -- it is the only product from the former communist East Germany to have conquered the West.

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Institute of Masters of Wine investigates Campo

Institute of Masters of Wine investigates Campo | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The Institute of Masters of Wine has instigated a formal investigation into the conduct of Pancho Campo MW and his organisation of tastings in Spain for the Wine Advocate.
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Frequently asked wine questions

Frequently asked wine questions | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe. A wine is a terrible thing to waste.
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A vibrant journey through Spain

A vibrant journey through Spain | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
In the last of our Live Uncorked articles exploring the Spanish way of living, we highlight three different areas of Spain that exemplify this 'live uncorked' spirit through their creative culture, gastronomy and wines...
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Accessories Aim to Make Wine Even More Fun

Accessories Aim to Make Wine Even More Fun | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
From beaded bottle covers to aerators to a glowing electric corkscrew, wine stores this holiday season are stuffed with, well, stuff. Lettie Teague tries an array of products to sort the useful from the frivolous.
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Two New California Wine Appellations

Two New California Wine Appellations | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has approved two new grapegrowing appellations—Coombsville in Napa Valley and Fort Ross-Seaview in Sonoma County. But one Sonoma vintner tells Wine Spectator it's too little, too late.
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In Russia, Wine Culture Takes Root

In Russia, Wine Culture Takes Root | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Finding good wine at a reasonable price in Russia is like finding a needle in a haystack, while limited growth in demand, new alcohol consumption rules and even the changing winds of international politics have all complicated the import industry.
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Lafite Demand Cools, Auction Growth Slows to 14% in Debt Crisis

Lafite Demand Cools, Auction Growth Slows to 14% in Debt Crisis | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Growth in wine sales by the leading five auction houses slowed to about 14 percent this year from 75 percent in 2010 as the global financial crisis cooled demand for Chateau Lafite-Rothschild and other top Bordeaux producers.
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De Venoge Blanc des Blancs 2000 awarded as 2nd best vintage champagne by Decanter

De Venoge Blanc des Blancs 2000 awarded as 2nd best vintage champagne by Decanter | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
While vintage Champagne may cost more than non-vintage, many say this category is the best value of all Champagnes, showing real personality and terroir.
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South Africa: 2012 harvest bigger than 2011 in all districts, except Stellenbosch

South Africa: 2012 harvest bigger than 2011 in all districts, except Stellenbosch | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it

The 2012 wine grape crop should amount to 1 351 714 tons, according to industry (producer cellars and viticultural consultants) estimates on 29 November 2011.

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Value Added: Potomac’s Total Wine

Value Added: Potomac’s Total Wine | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Potomac-based Total Wine includes 78 superstores in 11 states up and down the East Coast, together grossing more than $1 billion a year.
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The Business of Champagne: Five Facts and Some Fiction

The Business of Champagne: Five Facts and Some Fiction | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
The common story is that the fizz in the bottle was created by a blind monk, Dom Pérignon—but it is no more than a story. Professor Stephen Charters seperates fact from fiction in the champagne business.
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Patrick de Gmeline, Specialist in the History of Champagne :« King Louis XV played a Major Role in the History of Champagne »

Patrick de Gmeline, Specialist in the History of Champagne :« King Louis XV played a Major Role in the History of Champagne » | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Patrick de Gmeline, Specialist in the History of Champagne, has written a few books about History, Champagne and Champagne houses including "Ruinart, the oldest producer of Champagne : From 1729 until today".
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Not just any port in a storm

Not just any port in a storm | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Taylor Fladgate Port is one of wine's mystical names. It began in the 17th century when certain privileges were given to British merchants to establish trade between England and Portugal.
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Anthony Rose: 'Whoever satisfies the growing thirst for Chinese wine in a price- and status-conscious market, wins'

Anthony Rose: 'Whoever satisfies the growing thirst for Chinese wine in a price- and status-conscious market, wins' | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
Eyebrows were raised heavenwards this autumn when the trophy for a Bordeaux blend over £10 was snatched by a Chinese red from beneath the noses of Argentina, Australia and California.
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50 Best Bars In America

50 Best Bars In America | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
From a lounge in a renovated Las Vegas wedding chapel to a 19th-century-style saloon, America's best bars celebrate the handmade, the historical and the locally sourced.
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A fine season to break out sweet wines

A fine season to break out sweet wines | Vitabella Wine Daily Gossip | Scoop.it
What is it with all of us and sweet wine? Even as we've allowed "dry" wines to be co-opted by trace amounts of sugar - just enough to "flatter the palate of the neophyte" (that's vintner Nicolas Joly's phrase about...
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